Usually by this stage in the preceedings ie a week before Spring Fling, complete chaos has taken rule over my life and I’m running around like a headless chicken. For some reason this year it appears that mild bemusement has settled instead. Being a born worrier I am worrying that I should actually be panicing and fretting when I’m not and what’s wrong that I’m not? However the current state is far the more preferable to be in. There are as per usual a million and one things that I would have liked to have done but haven’t, it’s always the way isn’t it. I’m still throwing and decorating and today weighing slips and glazes to soak as the Spring Fling weekend, though it is important and can be crazy busy and is a great event, isn’t the only thing in the year and there are a few things on order that need continuing with and a few more things in the planning.

For that reason I always end up making things even until the day before Spring Fling. I would like to have started on the cleaning and tidying that needs to be done before I can open my workshop to the public but in fact I can’t because then it changes into something other than my workshop and I need for the time being to keep working. What’s the point in moping the floor and dusting and cleaning shelves and pots when I have a big bucket of glaze that needs sieving next week? It’d all be back to how it was in no time. (More new lettering in the picture above by the way).

So you know there are so many things on the “to do” list so what do I do? Start decorating the backs of things again. It pleases me in a sort of chuckling to myself and smiling because I know it’s there but the person looking at it will find it a surprise kind of way.

My Cub Scouts made a scarecrow family last night. Thought you like to see them. It did my hayfever the absolute world of good!

PS Dave and Sue, yes you certainly are still on for sunday night, Paul is under starters orders for his chefing duties. Look forward to seeing you again.

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5 Responses to Thursday

  1. Cub Scouts? Are you a den mother? Or do they even have den mothers any more? Nice pots, Hannah.

  2. Hi Hannah!You and I are birds of a feather, I think. When I was reading about your worrying and fretting, I thought that you could've been talking about me! And just as you decided to do additional decorating on that platter, I decided to paint lots of dots on my pots at the last minute a couple of sessions ago. It's what we do!I think in these high energy, last minute races to a particular deadline is when some really interesting breakthroughs can be made, too!I love your slip scrolling!

  3. paul jessop says:

    Hi, just catching up. the pots are looking excellent as ever.good luck with the spring fling.

  4. ang says:

    wow that top plate is gorgeous, hope you have a great spring fling H…and love the decoed undersides, something special and a nice treat..

  5. Anonymous says:

    We would like to offer you the post of "Head of Chaos" in the new Con/Lib government!!You seem well qualified…………

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